Former members have confirmed several abortion stories by in-person meetings. It is true that one of the two co-founders, Chang Woo (Samuel) Lee, requested a Korean missionary candidate couple to have an abortion “for the glory of God” if they wanted to be devoted missionaries to America. This happened in Korea in the 1970’s.
In the 1980’s, in Chicago USA, a few Korean missionaries, including Chang Woo (Samuel) Lee, pressured an American woman to have an abortion. These events are examples of extreme undue religious influence. Although the extreme nature of this influence has been dampened, that same influence exists in most UBF chapters as of 2017.